Overview Australian ginger, though available all throughout the country, is widely produced in Queensland. Furthermore, processed ginger is oftentimes used in beverages in minced or candied form. However, the majority of these fresh imports to Australia are widely processed without entering the fresh supply chain. Most importantly, Fijian ginger has also been recently granted acess […]2020-11-12
Overview Australia possesses a small but growing garlic industry. Nevertheless, most of the supply is accumulated by imports from other regions. The countries that provide the garlic supply are China, Africa, Taiwan, New Zealand and the USA. This necessary vegetable can be identified as a close relative of onions, leeks and chives. When it comes […]2020-11-12
Overview Fresh herbs, including parsley, are predominantly grown in almost all states of Australia. They are specially grown in market gardens near the major capitals. In the present times, increasing volumes are being grown in high-tech greenhouses all year long. Types of Herbs Lemon Myrtle Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is originally a Queensland Rainforest tree so they […]2020-10-30
Overview Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a perennial that grows to 2 metres or more, and at least 50cm across. The leaf has a strong anise scent and flavour, and the buttery yellow flowers appear in summer and autumn. The more common green fennel is a noxious weed in some regions so it should not be planted. The […]2020-10-30
The term ‘nursery’ refers to the live plants that grown for multiple purposes. These live plants are utilized for landscaping and distribution and re-vegetation of ornamental supply chains. Moreover, they are also used as starter plants in the commercial production of vegetables, forestry and fruits. Furthermore, nurseries are produced across all states and territories in Australia, with the majority of the production occurring in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Furthermore, the production of these plants occurs in all months of the year. In fact, there are certain months during which the growth peaks during the key crop planting periods. The production of these plants is represented by their value rather than the volume.
As of June 2019,
The nursery production occurs mostly along the eastern sea board of Australia. Since live plants need water body to flourish, most of the growth is seen near rivers or oceans. Some of the major production areas include Perth in Western Australia, the Melbourne region in Victoria and in the South East of Queensland.
Australia may be defined as a net importer of nurseries. Nonetheless, there has been an elevation in the number of exports over recent years, apart from the pandemic. The international trade that is carried out is mostly expressed in terms of value rather than the volume. This is mainly due to the method that is utilized to record the data. Moreover, as of June 2019, Australia has exported $5.5 million worth of nurseries. On the other hand, the import value stands at $41.9 million.
Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)
Forecasts show that there is no short term end for Australia’s horticulture labour shortages. Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) says while the horticulture industry will suffer significantly from labour shortage, there are some opportunities from high domestic demand. A senior industry economist at ABARES, Charley Xia, told this week’s Outlook […]